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With Ubuntu 11.10, in the Sound options, in the Input tab were my 2 microphones, an usb one and the headset, connected to the Rear/Front Microphone. Now, 12.04, it only shows the Usb microphone. The headset microphone also works, but I have to configure it from Pulse Audio volume control. I need both, so I want to configure them easily from the sound options. Why this mic is not shown? I have seen I'm not the only one with this problem, but I haven't found any solution. Thanks for reading and your help

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what soundcard, which mic? – Sathya May 23 '12 at 6:57

This is a bug with unity desktop, if you use gnome shell it will show you the hardware options on sound manager and then select duplexStereo or duplex+whateverSurround

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Do you have a link to the bug report? – Eliah Kagan Jun 22 '12 at 12:56

Install pavucontrol and select the right in input devices.

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